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by Taylor Knights and James Carey

Photo by Derek Swalwell

Taylor Knights & James Carey designed Pond[er] in Melbourne, Australia.

This project is an installation comprising two key elements: a body of indigenous plants and a body of water.

Utilising the NGV's existing water systems, Pond[er] refers to Australian inland salt lakes, highlighting the scarcity and political implications of water as a natural resource.

Pond[er] includes beds of Australian wildflowers that bloom at different times throughout the exhibition, highlighting the beauty and precariousness of our natural ecology.

The project by Taylor Knights and James Carey becomes part of the NGV garden – rather than a separate architectural object and invites visitors to move into the installation through accessible walkways, arriving at the glorious pink pond where they can wade within.

This project has been longlisted in the landscape project category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Taylor Knights and James Carey

Project: Pond[er]

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